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[liberationtech] advice on securing a new computer

Kelvin Quee (魏有豪) kelvin at quee.org
Mon Jan 28 17:18:24 PST 2013


Sam, A user friendly alternative to CloudFogger will be Boxcryptor (
https://www.boxcryptor.com/).

My guess is that all of them are based upon EncFS anyway. You can use a
version of it meant for Windows that I have personally tried out on Windows
and used it on a day-to-day basis. That said, please test it out with a
couple of files that you have original unencrypted copies of until you are
confident with it.

Here you go (source: http://gitorious.org/encfs4win) -
http://members.ferrara.linux.it/freddy77/encfs.html

I will be happy to guide you (or your organisation) through step-by-step if
required via Skype. Just let me know when. You may have to deal with my
timezone though (I like in UTC+8).

Sincerely,

Kelvin Quee (魏有豪)
+65 9177 3635

gpg: AB3DB8AC


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Sam de Silva <sam at media.com.au> wrote:

> Thanks Brad and all for your responses.
>
> I have a follow up question about CloudFogger ... Some of my colleagues
> installed it - and either the configuration wasn't done properly, or
> something else happened - but the app went and encrpyted all the shared
> files.
>
> CloudFogger does look incredibly easy to install - but also concerned if
> it's too automatic, and further wanting to double check that CloudFogger's
> system has been audited by others.
>
> Thanks so much.
>
> Best, Sam.
>
>
> On 28/01/2013, at 2:05 PM, Brad Beckett wrote:
>
> Here is a Free VPN service: http://www.vpnbook.com/
>
> I've tested their PPTP connections out and they work well, don't know if
> you can trust them or not though so make sure you use https on all sites
> you login to.
>
> Here's a video guide how to setup PPTP VPN connections in OS X:
> https://vimeo.com/15752843
>
> Brad Beckett
> Freelance IT Security Consultant
> http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=20028084
>
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Joseph Mornin <joseph at mornin.org> wrote:
>
>> Apple publishes a security configuration guide for OS X:
>> https://ssl.apple.com/support/**security/guides/<https://ssl.apple.com/support/security/guides/>
>>
>> The NSA also publishes hardening tips: http://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/**
>> factsheets/macosx_10_6_**hardeningtips.pdf<http://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/macosx_10_6_hardeningtips.pdf>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Joe
>>
>> --
>> Joseph Mornin
>> http://www.mornin.org/
>>
>>
>> On 1/27/13 4:52 PM, sam de silva wrote:
>>
>>> Hi there,
>>>
>>> Are there any guides that tell me how to make a new computer secure, for
>>> both use and connecting and communicating via the net?
>>>
>>> My set up is as follows:
>>>
>>> - Macbook Pro, running Mac OS 10.6.8
>>>
>>> My requirements are as follows:
>>>
>>> - I am almost always connected to the net, and need fast access, and
>>> full web-browsing experience
>>> - I'd like to block apps from sending out / receiving data from the net
>>> - I'd like a secure cloud storage space for my own stuff and
>>> occasionally share with others
>>> - My workplace is Microsoft-based we have email via IMAP. I'd like to
>>> have the option to send encrypted (PGP) emails to others.
>>> - I'd like to secure the email that's stored on my laptop. I'd like to
>>> use Apple Mail as my client.
>>> - I travel often, and I'd prefer not to have my data fall in to the
>>> wrong hands.
>>>
>>> - I am not a geek, but can install my own applications and if guided
>>> properly can do terminal stuff
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> Any feedback or direction appreciated.
>>>
>>> Best, Sam :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------**--
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>>> skype: samonthenet
>>> sam at media.com.au
>>> +61 412 238 041
>>>
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> skype: samonthenet
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